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Volleyball Tops Tennessee, 3-0

Sept. 20, 2013

Box Score

Georgia Tech Volleyball at the Tennessee Invitational
 Where  Knoxville, Tenn. | Thompson-Boling Arena
 Match 10  Georgia Tech 3, Tennessee 0 – Box Score
 Match 11  Tech vs. Coastal Carolina, Sat. Sept. 21 – 12 p.m.
 Match 12  Tech vs. Jacksonville State, Sat., Sept. 21 – 4:30 p.m.
 Live Stats  Friday | Saturday (1) | Saturday (2)
 Video (Free)  Friday vs. Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Senior setter Kaleigh Colson recorded her third double-double on the season as the Georgia Tech volleyball team (5-5) swept Tennessee (7-5) Friday in the teams’ opening match of the Tennessee Invitational at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Colson put up 26 assists and 12 digs to lead Tech. Freshman Annika Van Gunst also added 12 digs, while Colson, Chanell Clark-Bibbs and Quinn Evans collected four blocks a piece.

Georgia Tech senior outside hitter Jennifer Percy led all players on the court with 10 kills and Evans went 5-for-9 with no errors for a .556 hitting percentage as the Jackets defeated the Lady Vols – 25-18, 25-21, 25-22.

In the opening set, the Jackets trailed 7-6, but a Tennessee attacking error and a kill courtesy of Percy put Tech on top, 8-7. From that point, Tech did not lose the lead for the remainder of the set and all of the second set.

Tech held the Lady Vols to a .100 hitting clip in the first game and an overall hitting percentage of 0.62 for the match.

Georgia Tech kept its foot on the accelerator through the second set, taking a 12-7 lead on a five-point run behind the serving of Teegan Van Gunst. When the Lady Vols pulled within two, 13-11, the Jackets rallied for another five-point streak. Tennessee couldn’t gather enough momentum to take back the lead and fell in game two, 25-21.

The Lady Vols came out of the break with renewed energy.  The teams battled back and forth through the third set, which featured 12 tied scores and seven lead changes. The game was neck-and-neck as Tennessee fought hard to stay in alive in the match. It wasn’t until the score was tied 18-18 that Georgia Tech began to pull away.

Serving by Tech’s Wimberly Wilson kept Tennessee out of system and scored Georgia Tech four points to give the Jackets a 22-18 advantage. Clark-Bibbs slammed down the final kill to give Georgia Tech a 25-22 third-set victory and the sweep.

The Jackets are back in action Saturday against Coastal Carolina at 12:30 p.m. ET, followed by a 4:30 p.m. match with Jacksonville State.

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